In church last Sunday, nine year old Trevor declared, “when I grow up, I want to be a Pastor!” Being a part of the African Children’s choir, it wasn’t unusual for him to introduce himself that way; the significance for me was that it is evident that one of the values they articulate is they want to train and serve their homeland.
I turned to my wife and said, “Ultimately this is what Synseis is all about!” We believe that well trained pastors and their people are the agents of true transformation and Kingdom growth in their communities.
We believe that the formation of pastors take place in a God honoring learning community in their own context.
We believe that God honoring communities of learning must be lead by individuals of integrity and skill.
Soon after the concert I located Trevor and had a great conversation about his growing call. I pledged that he would be toward the top of my prayer list and I would pray that God would continue to shape him and honor the desire of his heart. I want to encourage you to pray for Trevor.
Ultimately, your investment in Synseis is a long-term investment in future leaders like Trevor!
On behalf of Synseis Alliance International board, staff and volunteers, I want to say a heartfelt thank you for your prayers and support this past year!
We believe that the coming year promises to be the most impactful yet – we rely on you to pray and give generously!
Strategy & Planning – July 21-23, The Synseis Alliance International Board meet in Loveland, CO to seek God’s plan for the future. Pray for wisdom, discernment and courage to move forward.
Impact Africa Initiative – July 25-30, Dr. Victor Cole travels to Sierra Leone where he will formally begin an intentional mentoring relationship with Dr. Samuel Kargbo, Principal at The Evangelical College of Theology.
Impact South Pacific Initiative – August 20-25, Dr. Ron Freeman joins a Global Partners Team in Brisbane, OLD Australia to participate in strengthening theological education throughout the Australia and islands throughout the Pacific. This event will provide information and direction about how Synseis can support these and other institutions in the immediate future.
Impact South America – September 19-22, Dr. Ron Freeman will join leaders of Seminaries, Bible Colleges and Institutes in Quito, Ecuador to participate in the 9th AETAL Conference. Synseis has been invited to explore possibilities of future involvement.